Meet The IABTC Team

Angela White

Angela White FKCAI CDA, OBA, BehA, Cert Ed, MSET.

Angela White is the Founder of IABTC and has over 40 years of experience in dog training, behaviour and teaching. For many years she was a senior lecturer in behaviour and training and wrote the first-ever higher education programme in Canine Behaviour and Training.  She is a founder member and Fellow of the Kennel Club Accreditations Scheme for Instructors and Behaviourists (KCAI).

Angela competed in competitive obedience for many years getting up to qualification in Test C before easing off to concentrate on her role as Editor of two dog Magazines while running a thriving training centre, kennels and dog training equipment manufacturing company. She has also dabbled in many dog sports and has trained a range of breeds giving her a vast range of knowledge.

 

She now specialises in teaching people how to become dog training instructors and behaviourists.

Jayne Butler

Jayne Butler - IABTC Accredited Instructor. Member KCAI. Awaiting assessment with KCAI to become a Kennel Club accredited instructor. Jayne is highly experienced in instructing all levels of the Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme, from Puppy Foundation to Gold. She enjoys training her own dogs and attends a range of classes including Parkour Master Dog Trainer and Clicker Class. She has entered Rally obedience trials and qualified at levels one and two.

 

She has a special interest in Clicker, Carting and MDT and teaches Good Citizen, Kids club and Carting at IABTC

Karen Holmes

Karen Holmes KPACTP

IABTC Advanced Accredited Instructor. Clicker and Target Level 4 (Instructor). Member of ABTC (Animal Behaviour Training Council).

Member KCAI.

Karen is a Certified Training Partner of the Karen Pryor Academy after studying with the Academy to enhance her knowledge of Clicker Training in which she specialises.

Karen has owned dogs for 40 years plus and currently has three. They are different breeds and different ages giving her a wealth of knowledge of how to change training methods to suit different dogs and at different stages of their lives. She is also a qualified groomer.

 

Karen is very busy at IABTC teaching a wide range of courses including Clicker training, Parkour, MDT and more.

Amanda Robinson

Amanda Robinson - IABTC Accredited Instructor. Member KCAI Member KCAI. Awaiting assessment with KCAI to become a Kennel Club accredited instructor. Amanda holds a qualification in Animal Assisted Therapy working with children and young adults who are on the Autistic spectrum and have trained dogs to aid them. She is also a registered instructor for Dog Aid. Of course, she enjoys training her own dogs and has a recent new addition.

She has a special interest in assistance dog training. She teaches Good Citizen and Kids club at IABTC.

 

Di Rhodes

Diane Rhodes BSc Hons, MEd, RGN

PGCE, TDLB, Lt QARANC (Ret). Diploma in Canine Behaviour Modification. Search Dog Handler Accredited Diploma. IABTC Advanced Accredited Instructor, Clicker and Target Level 4 (Instructor).

Di has owned dogs for over 30 years, she currently has just Purdy (having sadly lost her old guys Pip and Jake within a week in early 2021). She started training at IABTC after getting her third German Shepherd she entered just a few obedience shows and won out of pre beginners in Obedience and continued to test A. She has competed in Rally with one of her dogs (Pip, a Jack Russell) being part of the Northern Rally Team at Crufts 2019.  Purdy Di’s GSD is a Therapy Dog working in hospital occupational therapy departments.

 

Di’s special areas of interest for study and teaching are Brain and Behaviour and Scent Work

Jayne and Amanda together run Collar and Lead Dog Training Club

and jointly hold listed status for running Kennel Club  Good Citizen test scheme at all levels and run regular sessions at IABTC. They also have a kids club and Jayne runs monthly sessions on Carting.

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